The skies over the islands of The Bahamas are
inviting pilots and their passengers to explore the gorgeous view of the Bahama
Banks and the numerous cays, islets and Out-Islands.
Private Pilots are welcome to Long Island and Stella Maris. The International Airport is an official Airport of Entry (AOE) with its own Immigration and Custom facilities. Single and twin-engine aircrafts and well as corporate jets can land safely on the newly re-surfaced runway. Landing fees are extremely affordable and FBO services like av-gas, parking and weather update are available. In 2003, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism incorporated the "Private Pilots' Phone", a pre-programmed telephone with speed dial numbers most often needed by private pilots, typically for flight services, weather updates, East Coast US Custom Facilities and long distance calling card access.
Once you cleared Bahamas customs and immigration, you are free to aim at other destinations within the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Great Exuma's International Airport, just a short hop from Stella Maris, has a state-of-the-art fuel facility and is loaded with other amenities.
Government Airport: non-towered, AOE
Runway: 13/31, 4,050' x 90' paved plus shoulders, elevation 10' AMSL
Traffic Pattern Altitude: 1,000 feet
Unicom Frequency: 122.8
Navigation Aids: Nassau VOR 112.7D, ZQA 126° radial 148 nm
FSS: Nassau Radio 128.0 and 124.2
Location: 23° 35' North, 75° 16' West
NDB Frequency: 526 "ZLS" (on field)
Time Zone: Eastern